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Wine, witches and song at New Paltz, NY

New Paltz is an upstate college town in Ulster County, first settled by French Huguenots in 1678. A group escaping religious persecution, the Hugeuenots had escaped Germany (hence the Germanic name) and sought refuge in the new nation. For us, we’re seeking refuge from the big city and...

El Clasico at Camp Nou: FC Barcelona V Real Madrid

The world’s two richest teams, two of the greatest players of all time, a level of passion you won’t see anywhere else and over 98,000 rabid supporters – this El Clasico was always going to be one moment we’d never forget. The El Clasico Experience 2018 is FC Barcelona’s year...

Rock, surf and sand at Jones Beach, NY

Your summer of rock starts at Jones Beach. Some of Long Island’s best beaches and a 15,000-seat arena makes Jones Beach worthy of at least one summer trip a year. Surf’s Up! There are two main aspects of Jones Beach for a visitor: the beach and the venue. The beach is at a point in...

From where you’d rather be – Worthing Beach

You know those ads for Corona where there’s an amazing beach with perfectly bowed palms, white sands and glowing blue waters? Well Worthing Beach isn’t quite like that. It’s actually better. Beach houses are built almost up to the beach and yellowing fiberglass leaking surfboards lean up...

The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Summer in NYC

Summer in NYC is like no other With the city in winter mode for five months a year, it comes alive in summer. Get out and explore beyond the obvious attractions and add some of these to your to-do list. PARKS AND STREETS Free HBO presents movies in Bryant Park With the HBO head office...

The United Colors of Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados’ capital is full of color – colorful personalities, colorful buildings and open markets of fresh, colorful ingredients. Like most of the island, the housing is balanced between older bungalows, classic colonial homes and rustic shacks. Established in 1628, there’s none of...

72 hours in paradise – Barbados style

“In the sun I will come to see Barbados”  sung early eighties Australian band, The Models and thirty years on, it attracts Aussies and other Commonwealth expats like never before. This southern Caribbean paradise of Barbados is part of a chain of islands known in the...

Barcelona’s best tapas at Quimet y Quimet

Quimet? What is it about a hole in the wall outlet in a nondescript El Poble Sec side street that brings celebrity chefs and foodies from all over the world? Why Conde Naste? Why Anthony Bourdain? Why would anyone bring attention to this tiny bottle shop that can’t fit more than 20 people...